This last week was pretty crazy. On Monday we had online school per usual and we spent the day getting ready to have students return in person the next day. I was busy all day and stayed after for a few hours prepping and getting ready with protocols and seating charts. I didn't sleep hardly at all that night stressed about all the things to do and remember in school the next day. Doing all the things on Tuesday with the students wasn't as bad as I thought, (like all of the sanitizing and covid precautions). We cooked in all of my classes and that was so fun to cook with the students. The students love it. This is such a fun subject to teach. I hope I can teach it forever. Wednesday and Thursday evening we had online parent teacher conferences. Mine went well. I didn't have any parents get mad at me. Ha. We didn't have school on Friday because of parent teacher conferences so that was nice. The week was just crazy and busy and mostly working 10-12 hour days all week. Now that we have students in person I have zero time to lesson plan and grade. Another teacher with my same schedule teaching at both schools brought this up. We both talked to the principal about it. Hopefully I will get paid more for not having prep time. I'm working it out with my principal right now and will follow up with him for sure.
To add to my stress of the week I got called on jury duty next week so I've been trying to plan ahead and get things squared away if I get called in. It's just extra stressful to be on stand by and at a time when it's not easy to get subs and the schools don't really want subs in the schools just because of how complicated everything is right now. So we will see how this week pans out for me. The last time I got called for jury duty I just had to make a phone call every day and never had to show up at the court office. I'm hoping for the same luck this time.
We got family pictures on Friday. I've been wanting to get them done for months but finally was able to coordinate a time that worked with my friend. I had to return all of my summer outfits and find fall picture outfits. I hope I did a good job picking outfits. It's SO hard. The weather was beautiful so hopefully we get at least one that turns out. Gabby somehow got some crazy plant caught in her hair and I thought we were going to have to cut her hair off. The plant is sticky and barb like. I finally doused it with vegetable oil and got them out with much struggle. I had to wear leather gloves to protect myself while pulling them out. Luckily she did it AFTER pictures were done and luckily we didn't have to cut her hair off. Sheesh! We decided to go out to dinner as a family that night which we never do. The kids were so excited and had so much fun.
Yesterday was a baking day. I felt badly that I never made cupcakes for Piper's birthday so she baked cupcakes with me yesterday and we had to make our annual popcorn balls so Gabby helped me make those. We also watched some Halloween cartoons while we cooked.
Today I had to go buy some supplies for the kitchens at Boise High. Later I need to do a bunch of grading. I figure I'll watch some movies and grade this afternoon.
Well that's about it. Wish me luck with stand by Jury Duty this week. Luckily I have most of my sub plans ready to go already either way.
Funny Ryan quote...I overhead him while he was playing roblox..."well well well...we meet again." I died! Ha.
UPDATE: I called to check on my jury duty status tomorrow and due to covid all cases settled for the week so my service is done! WOOT!!!
|That plant is the devil. It was SO hard to get out of her hair. SO hard!|
|Sad crying Gab face. Again, that plant is the devil.|
|Pipes made the cupcakes and did the dishes.|
|They were good! Nice work Pipes...already more skilled in the kitchen than my high school students.|
|These popcorn balls are my FAVORITE!|
|Gabby helped Ryan with his online school work. Thanks Gabs.|
|La Casa Mexico. Yum!|
|Gabby hand sewed her rats some bows and a bow tie. She's a crafty one who LOVES her rats.|